Michigan Writers on the Air

Michigan Writers on the Air is a program about writers, writing, and reading. The show features in-depth interviews with authors from across the spectrum of writing and publishing. Guests have included NYT best-selling authors, National Book Award Winners, and the writer or poet from just down the road.

Local Host(s): 
Aaron Stander


Writers & Writing
9:12 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Michigan Writers on the Air - September 2014

On the next Michigan Writers on the Air host Aaron Stander talks with Mackinaw Island Author Peter Marabell who will read from his new mystery, Murder at Cherokee Point.  Also on the show, cultural anthropologist Tim Paulson guides us deep into the Amazon basin with his extraordinary piece of oral history Gentle Savage Still Seeking the End of the Spear.  And Fleda Brown provides an audio essay on American Poet William Stafford.

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Writers & Writing
8:45 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Michigan Writers on the Air - July 2014

Credit Michael Huey

On the next Michigan Writers on the Air:

George Dila reads from his new collection of short stories, Working Stiffs.

Michael Huey reads from his extraordinary memoir about the early years of Camp Leelanau, the Leelanau School, and the Homestead. His book is titled,Straight as the Pine, Sturdy as the Oak.

Fleda Brown provides an audio essay on American Poet Robin Becker.

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Writers & Writing
1:00 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Michigan Writers on the Air - April 2014

Ann Marie Oomen

Anne-Marie Oomen reflects on coming to literacy in the third grade and her duel careers as a writer and educator. Then she reads from her forthcoming memoir, Love, Sex, and 4-H.

Peter Payette provides a primer on the art of audio storytelling. After a quick survey of the hardware and software requirements, he gets to the bones of writing, recording, and producing memorable stories.  Featured in this segment are audio essays by Emily K. Bright and Nancy Bazilchuk. 

Fleda Brown reads from and comments on the work of contemporary American poet, Maxine Kuman.

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Writers & Writing
3:32 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Michigan Writers on the Air - March 2014

William Montgomery reads from his inspiring memoir, Prayer for Time.

Crime writer Elizabeth Buzzelli reads from her new book, A Tough Nut to Kill.

Fleda Brown provides an audio essay on American Poet Larry Levis.

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Writers & Writing
2:42 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Michigan Writers on the Air - February 2014

Drs. Greg Holmes and Katherine Roth talk about their regional bestseller, The Good Fight: A Story of Cancer, Love, and Triumph.

Naturalist Doug Peacock reflects on his earlier memoirs and his new book, In the Shadow of the Sabertooth.

Fleda Brown shares some of the work of Minnesota poet Tom Hennen.